What this Conference is all about?

This conference is all about you. We designed the conference so you could do five things: Network, Learn, Influence, Build, and Improve. The Power 5!

1

Network

Meet and network with fellow users, analysts, BluJay’s leadership, and our product leadership.

2

Learn

Discover insider knowledge into our product roadmaps, hear from industry experts about supply chain trends headed your way, and learn how you can leverage the Global Trade Network.
3

Influence

Help drive BluJay’s direction. Share your stories about what you like and what you need.
4

Build

Build a community of the world’s first Global Trade Network ecosystem.

5

Improve

With a jam-packed agenda filled with expert advice, you will walk away with knowledge to help you improve your own supply chain and your career.

Agenda Description

And speaking of The Power 5 – that’s how we designed our agenda.

1

Network

Whether it’s early in the morning, during breaks, or meals, there will be a lot of time to interact with other attendees and BluJay team members. The evening event on Tuesday is designed as a great way to connect while enjoying a fun-filled evening with live music (shhhh…we’ll share more about that later!), and America’s Got Talent and NFL superstar, Jon Dorenbos. Our agenda has plenty of time for you to network.
2

Learn

Our main stage sessions will bring you today’s forward-thinking supply chain leaders. Main Session speakers include Otto’s Bill Driegert, NCBFAA’s President Geoffrey Powell, and Talking Logistics' Adrian Gonzales. They will share their insight into how our world is changing and what to expect going forward. Our 22 product sessions will serve two purposes: 1) help you understand where we are investing and enhancing your solution, or 2) provide you with an overview or capability you didn’t know existed on our Global Trade Network. With both types of sessions, you are sure to leave more educated about BluJay than when you arrived.
3

Influence

As you learn and network with the BluJay community, it’s the perfect chance to have your voice heard. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers. Discussing a key issue face-to-face with the right people is the best way to convey your perspective on things that are important to you.
4

Build

Build the BluJay community. With everything that’s happening at the conference, you will become an important part of the BluJay community. The community includes shippers, suppliers, forwarders, brokers, and carriers. But to help build it, you need to be there!
5

Improve

Learn + Network + Influence = Improvement. Put it all together and you have a great algorithm to improve your supply chain and your own career! Not only can you improve your supply chain and your own career at SOAR 2017, you can also raise the profile of your company through our customer awards program. We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural year of our Soaring Performance Awards, which will be an annual recognition of achievement in supply chain. Nominations are now open, with four award categories. Winners will be honored during our evening event at Navy Pier. Submit your nomination now.
Download our preliminary agenda!

Speakers

Mia Hamm

Two-time gold medalist and FIFA World Cup winner

Mia will share her thoughts on competition, hard work, and leading by example. She will also share her experience with the founding of the Mia Hamm Foundation – dedicated to helping raise funds and awareness for marrow and cord blood transplants. The most famous female soccer player in the world, she’s written several books and speaks around the world on teamwork, competition, and dedication.

Bill Driegert

Chief Innovation Officer at Otto

It’s been said that Bill Driegert has a serious crush on big ideas. It’s certainly true when it comes to his role at Otto, where they are revolutionizing transportation. When he’s not plotting Otto’s course, Bill can be found playing with his two kids. Or racing mountain bikes. Or playing drums. Or rebuilding motorcycles. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business form SMU, a Masters in Logistics from MIT, and an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business. He will share Otto’s vision for the future. A must-see!

Jon Dorenbos

Two-Time NFL Pro Bowler Philadelphia Eagles

After battling a tremendous amount of adversity early in life, Jon Dorenbos has carved out a successful career as a two-time Pro Bowl long-snapper. Jon, who endured the murder of his mother by his father at a young age, took up magic to help ease his mind throughout the tough times. He was a fan favorite and finalist last year on America’s Got Talent. His brand of magic is fun, inspirational, and will leave you scratching your head!

Adrian Gonzalez

Industry analyst, advisor, and host of Talking Logistics

Adrian Gonzalez is a trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 17 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, global trade management, social media, and other supply chain and logistics topics. He will share his thoughts on the emergence of the Global Trade Network and its impact on our supply chains. In addition to launching Talking Logistics, Adrian is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning and networking community for supply chain and logistics executives and young professionals. Adrian has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Northeastern University, where he now serves as an adjunct instructor in the school’s Executive MBA program.

Hotel Venue

Loews Chicago Downtown

The luxurious Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel, situated steps from Navy Pier, offers guests spectacular city skyline and lake views, while enjoying the comforts of home. Our top-rated luxury hotel in Downtown Chicago is ideally located on Magnificent Mile, and close to the city’s most popular attractions including Millennium Park and the John Hancock Center.

What’s included?

The $495 registration fee includes all meals, snacks, breakout sessions and the entertainment night at Navy Pier. There will also be prizes and giveaways throughout the conference!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I arrange my travel to the conference?

Air reservations are the responsibility of  the attendee. Contact your preferred airline directly. Ground transportation to and from the conference are the responsibility of the attendee.

Click here for directions and map to the hotel.  https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-downtown/discover/map

Is there a special rate at the Loews Chicago?

Yes, BluJay Solutions has a special conference rate of $269 plus tax single/double occupancy  through April 10th.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, you are invited to bring a guest to the Monday night welcome reception and the Tuesday night offsite event. The fee for these two events is $80.00 per guest. Please note: After the cutoff date of April 10, BluJay is unable to guarantee the room rate, so ensure to make your reservation now through the reservation method provided.

When is my registration payment due?

Payment must be received within 30 days of your registration.

What is the conference attire?

Business casual is the recommended attire.

Are there Sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, we will be posting available sponsorship opportunities soon.

I am a sponsor, what are my instructions for the conference?

A sponsor packet will be sent to you with instructions on conference set up.

Do I get a registration pass if I speak at SOAR 2017?

Yes, if selected as a session or conference speaker, you receive a complimentary registration.

What is hotel check in/check out time?

Check in: 3 PM | Check out: 12 PM

What parking options are available at the hotel?

Self-parking: $39 (validation required); Valet parking: $68

Still have questions?  Contact SOAR@blujaysolutions.com.

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